Lagos - A total of 13 players from Nigeria will play in the
qualifiers of the UEFA Champions League which will start on the 30th of June.
However their participation will begin from the second round
of qualifiers which are to be played in July in their bid to make it to the
group stage of the prestigious UEFA Champions League.
Eight players of Nigeria descendant led by former Under-20
and 23 midfielder Femi Ajilore are expected to turn out for Denmark's FC
Midtylland when they take on the winner between Lincoln Red Imps and Santa
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The players are namely Slyvester Igboun, Izunna Uzochukwu,
Paul Onauchu, David Babajide, Isaac Oliseh, Rilwan Hassan and Musefiu Hassan.
In Slovakia AS Trencin, cup and league winners will ambush
Steaua Bucuresti of Romania hoping their Nigeria trio of Rabiu Ibrahim,
Kingsley Madu and Emmanuel Edmond help them in their bid to make it to the
Nosa Igiebor, the highest paid player at Israeli champions
Maccabi Tel Aviv will be hoping to justify his huge price tag when they take on
Scottish outfit Hibernians.
Completing the list of Nigerians in the UEFA champion’s
league qualifiers is out of favour Super Eagles defender Efe Ambrose, who is
expected to play a crucial role for Celtic when they play Stjarnan of Iceland.
-Soccer Laduma For
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